Liga Deportiva Universitaria (Quito)

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Full nameLiga Deportiva Universitaria
Nickname(s) "Albos"
Founded January 13th, 1930
Ground Estadio La Casa Blanca
Universitaria (Casa Blanca)
Capacity 55,104
Chairman Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg Esteban Santos
Manager Image:Flag of Argentina.svg Edgardo Bauza
League Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
2006-07 2006 tournament, 8th
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Home colours
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Away colours

Liga Deportiva Universitaria (LDU) is a professional soccer team from the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

The team is usually referred to as Liga de Quito to tell it apart from other Ecuadorian teams which also bear the name Liga Deportiva Universitaria, like Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Portoviejo and Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Loja.

Decades ago, the team played in a small, no longer existing stadium called Estadio del Arbolito. The stadium's name came from a small tree (arbolito) that was near the playing field. Later, they moved to the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, which they shared with Club Deportivo El Nacional, Sociedad Deportivo Quito and Club Deportivo ESPOLI. In 1997, they inaugurated their own stadium in the parish of Cotocollao farther north in Quito. The stadium is called La casa Blanca (white house) because white is the main color of the team's uniform.

[edit] Achievements

LDU is currently considered the strongest Ecuadorean club team. They have been been in the Copa Libertadores and in the Copa Nissan sudamericana every year since 2004, where they have won against teams such as Santos, Sao Paulo, River Plate, Boca Juniors, etc...

Copas Libertadores: (11 Participations) 1970, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006. Best tournament: 4º in 1976 (semifinal)

Copa Sudamericana: (4 Participations) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. Best tournament: 3º in 2004 Semifinals

They were qualified by Fox sports Latin America as being one of the best South American teams. Their stadium, "La Casa Blanca" is one of the most modern stadiums in Latin America.

[edit] Current first team squad

No. Position Player
2 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Jairo Campos
3 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Santiago Jacome
4 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Paul Vicente Ambrossi
5 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Alfonso Obregon
6 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Juan Guerron
8 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Patricio Urrutia
9 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg FW Agustín Delgado
10 Image:Flag of Peru.svg MF Roberto Palacios
11 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg FW Franklin Salas
12 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg GK Cristian Mora
13 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Pedro Larrea
14 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Walter Iza
15 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Moises Candelario
No. Position Player
16 Image:Flag of Colombia.svg FW Elkin Murillo
17 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Geovanni Espinoza
18 Image:Flag of Venezuela.svg MF Hector Gonzales
19 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg MF Joffre Guerron
21 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg DF Paul Balseca
23 Image:Flag of Paraguay.svg DF Carlos Espínola
24 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg FW Angel Enrique Putan
25 Image:Flag of Argentina.svg MF Ariel Graziani

[edit] External links

Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol 2006Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg
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